Synopses & Reviews
Together with Jip the Dog, Polynesia the Parrot, and 9-year-old Tommy Stubbins, the good doctor sets off in search of a missing colleague. This Newbery Medaland#8211;winning adventure recounts the hunt for Long Arrow, the world's greatest naturalist, in treks that range from the Mediterranean and South America to the bottom of the sea. Thanks to the doctor's gift for conversing with animals, the travelers find a solution to every challenge, including a curious encounter with a sea monster and a shipwreck on a mysterious island."Any child who is not given the opportunity to [meet Doctor Dolittle] and all of his animal friends will miss out on something important." and#8212; Jane Goodall, wildlife biologist and author
Accompanied by nine-year-old Tommy Stubbins, Jip the Dog, and Polynesia the Parrot, the good doctor sets off on an adventure-packed voyage to search for a missing colleague. After a nasty shipwreck, the fearless adventurers become stranded on a mysterious island where they meet even more mysterious creatures.
The good doctor, accompanied by a young friend and pets, sets off on an adventure-packed voyage that includes a mysterious island and even more mysterious creatures.
Newbery Medaland#8211;winning adventure story recounts the good doctor's lively journeys around the world and exploits involving a sea monster, the language of shellfish, and a shipwreck on a mysterious island.
Together with Jip the Dog, Polynesia the Parrot, and young Tommy Stubbins, the good doctor sets off in search of a missing colleague. Dr. Dolittle's Newbery Medal-winning adventure ranges around the world, unfolding in rollicking episodes that involve an encounter with a sea monster, surviving a shipwreck, and other thrilling exploits.